Category Archives: UW Law School

New UW Madison Campus Map – The Best Online Map I’ve Ever Seen

If you need to visit the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus but could you a little help navigating your way, check out the new, interactive Campus Map.
This is the best online map I’ve ever seen. You can click and drag to see other parts of the map, zoom in or out, measure distance, and mouse over any building, parking lot or bus stop to get detailed info. Click on the “aerial” button at the top left to change the view to an aerial satellite image.
Do a search for “Law Library” and see it for yourself. It will zoom you to the Law School building, link you to details about the building and its departments. Click on the blue bus icon on the corner of Park and University to see which buses stop there (including the free ones). In the bus stop window, click on the route number to have the whole route displayed on the map.

View of Bascom Hall, 1907

There are a lot of interesting images in the University of Wisconsin Collection from the UWDC. Here is a view of Bascom Hill circa 1907. Note the old law school building half way up on the left. For a larger view, see the original from the UWDC collection (link removed – see below).
A larger photo of the old law school building (built in 1893) hangs in the Law Library on the wall leading into the Quarles and Brady Reading Room.
Update: It appears that the link to the image from the UWDC doesn’t work because I believe that the url was tied to my session. You can still see it if you do a search of the WI Collection search page and search on the term “photogravure” (What is a photogravure?)